All About Vehicle Mounts

Why Use a Vehicle Mount for Your Vehicle Computer?

Why would you want a computer mount when using your computer in a vehicle? The answer is simple - you cannot afford not to! A vehicle mount is a must have if you are driving with your computer in the vehicle, and the selection of vehicle mounting systems Group Mobile carries makes it easy to choose the correct mounting solution for your specific needs..

Safety is one of the top reasons to use a computer vehicle mount. Every year over 130,000 people are hurt by flying objects inside vehicles, not just during an accident but during sudden stops, turns and unexpected maneuvers. Your computer, or your employee's computer, becomes a very dangerous object at unexpected times. The computer itself can be damaged, causing down time and potentially costly repairs.

Ergonomics and ease of use are additional reasons to install a vehicle computer mount. Having the vehicle computer in a comfortable and easy to reach position reduces back and eye strain as well as increases productivity. If you use a mobile printer, it can also be mounted keeping everything safe, within reach, and in a professional looking set up.

Group Mobile offers a wide selection of mounting options to choose from. We carry the top brands, including Gamber Johnson, RAM, Jotto Desk and Havis. There are also computer specific cradles and docking stations available for many computer brands and models. These cradles and docking stations offer custom fit for your computer as well as port replication with some offering antenna pass-through to increase wireless reception. Whether mounting your computer in your car, truck, van or boat, we have the mounting system you need.

Visit the Vehicle Mount Store to find a mount to fit your vehicle.


Your Guide to Understanding Vehicle Computer Mounts

Vehicle computer mounts are the best way to keep your investment safe while used in a vehicle, whether the vehicle is a car, truck, tractor, forklift, or motorcycle. Having the computer securely mounted in a comfortable position increases the usability and therefore the efficiency of the user. Computers can be mounted, even if they are not a rugged model. Finding the right computer mount is as easy as three simple steps, and there are models to meet many different needs as well as budgets.

How it will be used: The first step is to determine what the mount needs to accomplish and where the mount should fit, especially important if mounting it in something other than a standard vehicle. Utilizing the computer for GPS purposes while driving is a different need than entering orders between sales stops and may require a different style or location of the mount. Solutions are available to mount computers to the passenger side floor, the center console, the passenger side seat, a rail post or even in a motorcycle saddle bag. Knowing when and how you will use the computer is the first step in creating the perfect solution.

Proper "holder": The second step is to determine whether you need a dock or a cradle. Both function to hold the computer to the rest of the mounting solution; however, the dock has electronic components that are specific to your computer. Many computer models have an available dock which is custom fit to the machine and has additional features such as the ability to run an antenna to the computer, the ability to hardwire the dock to the vehicle's battery, and extra ports and connectivity. Computers models that do not have custom fitted docks will utilize a cradle. The computer cradle is a universal tray that fits most computers and is available with or without a locking mechanism to add an extra layer of security. Both docks and cradles are a safe and efficient way to hold the computer to the rest of the mounting solution.

Rest of the solution:The final step is to complete the package to secure the dock or cradle to the vehicle. There generally are three parts: the base, the pole, and a motion attachment. Custom fit, no-drill bases are available for most cars, trucks and semi trailers. These bases fit with the existing seat hardware and hold the solution firmly in place. When a custom fit base is not available, a drill down solution can be utilized. Models are available that drill to the floor, transmission hump or center console. From the base, the correct pole height and motion attachment can be chosen. If the mount is not in a standard vehicle, there are options that attach to dog houses, center consoles, tables, and poles. From there any necessary poles or motion attachments complete the package.

For help in determining the best package for your vehicle, computer and budget, contact our vehicle mount specialist.